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DENSO Champions Diversity in Automotive Industry as Sponsor of Automotive News’ Leading Women Conference

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Oct. 15, 2019) DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, is helping cultivate change and support stronger representation of women in leadership roles in the automotive industry as a platinum sponsor of this year’s Leading Women Conference, produced by Automotive News. DENSO’s sponsorship highlights its ongoing dedication to improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) within the industry.

The Leading Women Conference, happening Oct. 15-16 at The Henry, Autograph Collection, in Dearborn, Michigan, is a galvanizing event intended to address how individuals and organizations can create working environments that foster increased D&I – and excel because of it. Studies show that companies with stronger D&I have greater diversity of thought and experience, which are critical to developing new and innovative solutions, a key to unlocking future mobility.

“Automotive companies that encourage diversity and inclusion within the workplace help employees feel accepted, learn new skills and perform optimally,” said Denise Carlson, vice president of DENSO’s North American Production Innovation Center and executive lead for D&I. “When employees feel accepted and valued, it promotes increased knowledge sharing, strengthened teamwork and accelerated innovation. These are essential elements to creating revolutionary solutions that move society forward.”

To help address D&I within its organization, DENSO, in May, named Carlson as its first executive lead of North American D&I. In this role, she leads development and implementation of DENSO’s North American D&I strategy and collaborates with leaders at every level of the company to ensure a more inclusive work environment across DENSO’s locations in the region. Also in May, the Michigan Breastfeeding Network honored DENSO’s Battle Creek facility with a Michigan Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award.

Beyond its sponsorship of the Leading Women Conference, DENSO is active in a variety of other D&I-focused programming and organizations throughout the year, as part of its commitment to making the automotive industry more accessible to diverse populations.

“Fostering D&I, not only within our organization but throughout the automotive industry, further drives innovation and empowers employees,” said Carlson. “This helps our industry attract and retain the best talent, which creates happier, more engaged workforces that produce the highest-quality products for customers.”

Registration for this year’s conference is closed, but interested individuals can still register to attend event livestreams.

For those interested in a rewarding career at a mobility supplier where diversity of thought and background is valued, visit densocareers.com.

About DENSO

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites. In fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career: www.densocareers.com. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

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DENSO and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Matt Smith Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., and Matt Smith, three-time winner of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, are wrapping Smith’s bike in pink this month to raise awareness about breast cancer. The partners will debut the new wrap Oct. 11-13 at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals in Concord, North Carolina.

“I’m really looking forward to this wrap on our DENSO Auto Parts EBR for Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Smith said. “This cause hits close to home for our team because my longtime racing partner Mark Stockseth’s wife Marshall has battled breast cancer twice. She’s a fighter, and this new design represents and honors her strength.”

Smith’s motorcycle will continue to sport the sleek pink and black wrap throughout the month of October. Other weekend races coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month are the Oct. 17-20 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals and the Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international campaign to educate people about the disease and raise money for research, prevention and treatment leading to a cure. In the U.S. alone, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

In 2019, nearly 42,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Although the disease is far more pervasive among women, approximately 500 men also will die from breast cancer this year.

DENSO is the primary sponsor of Matt Smith and his wife and teammate Angie Smith for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello season. The upcoming North Carolina contest is the third event in the Countdown to the Championship for the top 10 competitors in each category. Ranked fourth and eighth respectively, both Matt and Angie Smith are among the Pro Stock Motorcycle finalists.

DENSO is also the title sponsor of the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals held in April in Las Vegas, a supporting sponsor of the entire NHRA Mello Yello series, and a marketing partner of John Force Racing. At every event, DENSO welcomes fans to the midway known as Nitro Alley to learn more about and purchase DENSO’s premium Iridium TT, Iridium Power and Iridium Racing spark plugs. DENSO also posts its own race and product updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube throughout the series.

For half a century, DENSO has sponsored world-class motor sports, including NHRA, NASCAR, Formula One, World Rally Championship and Super GT races. DENSO spark plugs, alternators, radiators and engine management systems are among the precision original equipment and replacement auto parts widely used by professional racing teams on every circuit, as well as everyday motorists on the road, around the globe.

More information on DENSO spark plugs, as well as DENSO’s comprehensive lines of auto parts, is available at retail stores, wholesale distributors and www.densoautoparts.com.

About DENSO

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

In North America, DENSO employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 13 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales.

Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

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DENSO to Exhibit Mobility Technologies at 46th Tokyo Motor Show

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation will exhibit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show, taking place Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 2019, in Tokyo Big Sight. On Oct. 24, at 10:15-10:30 a.m., Koji Arima, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation, will kick off the company’s participation in the show with a press conference.

For this year’s show, DENSO will focus on three solution areas: “Security Solutions,” “Energy Solutions” and “Connected Solutions” to support its larger show theme of “Implementing Capabilities to Create a Future Transportation Society.” At the booth, DENSO will introduce its most innovative vehicle products in an interactive way through the AR*1 miniature simulator. The simulator, along with DENSO’s other booth features, will give show goers firsthand experience of DENSO’s core technologies in the three solutions areas, and highlight the company’s ability to solve social problems as it creates new value in mobility.

Safety Solutions

In order to achieve a safe society without traffic accidents, DENSO is developing technologies and products that provide extensive safety for new cars and vehicles already on the road. At the booth, a variety of advanced safety products will be displayed, such as pedal-down acceleration controls. In addition, DENSO will feature a space with only 1 lux of light, or so-called “moonlight darkness,” in which visitors can experience the performance of DENSO image sensors and millimeter wave radars using projections and minicars.

Energy Solutions

To achieve greater environmental sustainability, DENSO is developing energy-related solutions like automotive energy management and energy surplus storage, as well as various powertrains to meet customer needs. The booth will provide an easy-to-understand display about DENSO’s approach to electrification, a longtime focus for the company and the key to effective energy solutions in transportation. DENSO will also introduce motors, inverters and battery monitoring units that are essential to electric vehicles*2.

Connected Solutions

In order to deliver car occupants more convenient and comfortable amenities in transit, DENSO is innovating systems and technologies that connect vehicles to the cloud and various services. On the DENSO URBAN MOVES connected simulation car at the booth, visitors will be able to experience the convenience and fun of life in three scenarios: travel, business and everyday life.

* 1 Augmented Reality

* 2 Hybrid Vehicle (HV), Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV), Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV), Electric Vehicle (EV)

Press conference details:

  • Time: Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Speaker: Koji Arima, President and CEO, DENSO Corporation
  • Locations: DESO Exhibit Locations, Tokyo Motor Show W4202, 4th Floor, West Hall 3/4

DENSO Website for Tokyo Motor Show

https://tms-denso.com/

Conceptual Image of AR Mini Mock-up Car

Conceptual image if DENSO URBAN MOVES

Conceptual image of DENSO booth

 

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

 

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